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Don't Ask, Don't Tell: DADT Repeal

With the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Pursue, Don't Harass", gay Americans will no longer be prohibited from military service due to their sexual orientation.


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September 20, 2011

Today marks the end of "Don't Ask Don't Tell".  The law is repealed.  From this day forward Gay and Lesbian soldiers may serve in our Armed Forces with the dignity and respect they deserve.

December 22, 2010

President Barack Obama signs the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010, surrounded by Vice President Joe Biden, members of Congress, and former members of the military who were discharged for being gay, including former Navy Commander Zoe Dunning, Marine Staff Sergeant Eric Alva, and Army Captain Jonathan Hopkins. 

December 18, 2010

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Repealed 

The Senate has voted to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," allowing gays to serve openly in the military. Whit Johnson explains how this 17-year-old policy is coming to an end.

January 27, 2010

In his State of the Union address, President Obama said that he will ask Congress and the military to finally repeal the law that denies gay Americans the right to serve, without hiding their sexuality.

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